September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The tax man cometh

The 2009 tax bills for state, county, school and city taxes were mailed to Early County property owners Friday. The taxes are due by Dec. 20. More...

Kolomoki Festival Oct. 10

The second Saturday in October is time for the Kolomoki Festival. The Oct. 10 event marks the 39th year for the festival and a big day is planned at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park.   More...

Other News

Halloween treats and trivia

Halloween is many people’s favorite time of the year. With costumes and candy, how can you go wrong? If you think you know Halloween, check out these bits of trivia and Halloween information. More...

Pilot governor visits Blakely

Pilot Club governorelect of the Georgia district, Esther Foster, was the honored guest at the Blakely Pilot Club’s Sept. 10 meeting. Foster met at 6:30 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events   Oct. 5 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Smoked sausage, steamed cabbage, dry lima beans, wheat bread, cinnamon peaches.   Oct. 6 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God sees what’s in our hearts

Mark 1:35-45   The individuals that followed Jesus Christ of Nazareth could be described as the seekers, the gawkers and the criticizers. At any one time, the proportion of each group would vary, but nevertheless they would be present. More...

The Gospel Truth

Righteousness can only be received by faith

The middle eastern folk tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp is now 300 years old (it was first published in 1709- 10). It has been retold and recast in a million different ways. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Christianity is reasonable

A thinking person can be a Christian. The Bible does not teach “blind faith.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21) Faith is rooted in evidence. (Hebrews 11:1) Faith is not only focused on evidence, but it also trusts in God’s power. More...

Sports

Cats battle back to best Berrien County 26-19

The Early County Bobcats overcame a third quarter deficit to defeat a stubborn Berrien County football team 26-19 Friday night at Standifer Field. Both teams are now 3-1 overall. The Bobcats are 1-0 in region play while the Rebels fell to 0-1. More...

SGA Warriors fall to DWS Knights

The Warriors traveled to Albany Friday night to take on the Deerfield- Windsor Knights.   Though they came up short, with a final score of 21-0, the Warriors never gave up and played their hearts out.   More...

Team defends region record

The ECHS volleyball girls are winding down their season. To date, their record is 7-3 in the region.   They begin playing all nine region teams again Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m., against Brookstone and Central in Blakely. More...

Georgia Supreme Court denies review of Longleaf COA ruling

“We had estimated that it would be closer to the end of the year before we would hear from the court...” — Mike Vogt, project manager

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the “Petition for Certiorari” filed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chattahoochee in their effort to halt construction of the Longleaf coal-fired power plant in Early County.   More...

Birdsong Peanuts worker dies Monday following accident

A cold storage worker at Birdsong Peanuts has died from injuries he received in an accident at approximately 2 p.m. Monday afternoon at the company’s cold storage warehouse on Bay Street in Blakely.   More...

The Story of Cpl. Fletcher Perry

A man is not dead until he is forgotten...

The Kum River basin in Korea is far from Hilton, Ga., and the watershed of the Chattahoochee River. More...

Arlington tent revival Oct. 11-15

Arlington is planning a city-wide tent revival. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 - 15 at the softball field.   The Monday night youth service will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30   BIRTHDAYS: Ricky Day, Gabriel Howard   THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Do the right thing

Other Voices

A story in Friday’s edition of The Red & Black, the University of Georgia student newspaper, sparked quite a bit of discussion around our newsroom.   More...

Mumbles

Important that we remember

A man is not dead until he is forgotten...   There are thousands of untold stories of valor and extraordinary sacrifice our veterans have endured in time of war. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Bryant

Welder

Thomas Jackson Bryant Jr., 58, of Jakin died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Bryant was born in Jacksonville, Fla., May 22, 1951, to the late Thomas Jackson Bryant Sr. and Nell Woolard Bryant. More...

James E. White

Retired

James Edward White of Dothan and formerly of Birmingham, passed away Sept. 22, 2009 at Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dothan. He was 83. Funeral services were graveside at the Blakely Cemetery in Blakely, Ga., Friday, Sept. More...

Society

Johnson - Jackson

Chris and Kim Johnson of Graniteville, Vt., are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Lennie Jackson, son of Genel Banks and Bryan Harris of Blakely, and Stanley Abramson of San Francisco, Calif.   More...

Class of ‘79 celebrates 30th reunion

The Early County High School Class of 1979 celebrated its 30th class reunion in Blakely, Sept. 4, 5 and 6. More...

BIRTH

Blake and Mallory Womble announce the arrival of their daughter, Ella Marie. Ella was born Aug. 24, 2009, at Donalsonville Women’s and Children’s Center. She weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces and was 193.4 inches long. More...